LASBCA BEGINS REMOVAL OF FIVE-FLOOR BUILDING ON LAGOS ISLAND FOR CONTRAVENTION

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…urges property owners to build to specifications

 

Officials of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), have commenced the removal of a five-floor structure located at 7, BreadFruit Street, Lagos Island.

 

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According to the General Manager of the Agency, Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, the Agency’s effort to reduce the rate of illegal construction in the State and curb the menace of building collapse prompted the demolition of the building to avert any imminent danger to public safety.

 

He added that the owner of the building did not obtain any approval from the Agency which is contrary to the provisions of the law guiding construction works in every part of the State.

 

Speaking further, Oki said that several warnings and notices served on the developer to stop work proved abortive, hence the Agency had no option but to demolish the structure.

 

He also said that although there is a record of a request for a development permit submitted by the Developer of the building to the State Government, the structure could not get the approval as it was erected on government land under the supervision of Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA).

 

The General Manager noted that the agency will not rest until building protocols are fully observed by all relevant stakeholders, as this will ensure the safety of the lives and properties of Lagosians.

 

While assuring residents of Lagos State that the government will ensure that all new buildings in the State are certified fit for habitation by LASBCA, Oki appealed to owners and developers to always build by the State’s building codes.

 

 

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